Fiorentina are reportedly deliberating over a move for another unwanted Liverpool striker, this time Fabio Borini.
The Italian has been left out of the Reds’ pre-season tour along with Mario Balotelli and Jose Enrique as it is made clear by Brendan Rodgers that he has no future at Anfield.
According to Italian publication La Nazionale, the Viola are “showing interest” in the Italy striker, but are currently put off by Liverpool’s 9million euro valuation.
Fiorentina have also been linked with a loan move for Balotelli, with the possibility of sending Mario Gomez to Anfield as part of the deal.
Borini’s agent recently claimed his client felt liked a “caged lion” and wants to leave Anfield.
The club appear certain to not stand in his way but a move could depend on the Reds receiving the fee they want for the 23-year-old.
Borini turned down transfers to Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers last summer after Liverpool accepted offers of around £10million, in order to battle for his place in Rodgers’ squad.
But after that didn’t go to plan and he made just five starts in all competitions last season, Borini finally looks set for a permanent move away this summer.
The former Roma man became Rodgers’ first signing as Liverpool manager when the Northern Irishman paid £9million to bring him to Anfield in July 2012.
But Italy international failed to impress in Rodgers’ small squad though, and the following season was loaned to Sunderland where he scored 10 goals.
His achievements made no difference with the Reds leader as the Italian has remained firmly out of the Rodgers’ plans, despite having two years left on his current contract.
Regardless of time remaining on his Anfield deal, a move this summer is certainly needed so Borini can get his career back on track.
Fiorentina could be a possible destination for that to happen.
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